Random Thoughts On Phoenix

Posted in IndyCar on April 9, 2018 by Oilpressure

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It took a while, but the Verizon IndyCar Series race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix on Saturday night became one that people were still buzzing about on Sunday. Early on, it did not look like that was going to be the case. About thirty laps into the 250-Lap event, I looked over at my wife, Susan, and said that it looks like it’s going to be another snoozer at Phoenix.

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Phoenix Preview

Posted in IndyCar on April 6, 2018 by Oilpressure

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After a four-week hiatus, the Verizon IndyCar Series roars back to life in the desert. What used to be Phoenix International Raceway is now called ISM Raceway. What does ISM stand for? Ingenuity Sun Media, of course. If that doesn’t evoke fond racing memories, I’m not sure what will.

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A Few Suggestions For NBC

Posted in IndyCar on April 4, 2018 by Oilpressure

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A couple of weekends ago, when parts of Indianapolis got up to ten inches of snow – Nashville just got a lot of cold and dreary rain. It made for a miserable late-March weekend. To the chagrin of Susan, I decided to brighten my weekend considerably by watching the full race recording of the 1993 Indianapolis 500.

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Celebrating The Roadster On Legends Day

Posted in IndyCar on March 30, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Earlier this week, we learned that this year’s Legends Day will honor the legacy of the famous roadsters at Indianapolis. I always enjoy Legends Day. It’s a low-key affair held on the Saturday, just a little more than twenty-four hours before the Indianapolis 500. It’s a relatively new thing that they’ve been doing for the last decade or so. Vintage cars take to the track around 9:00 that morning. The stands behind the pits are open.

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Where Was “The Vision”?

Posted in IndyCar on March 28, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Paul Dalbey

Today I welcome my good friend, Paul Dalbey, as a guest-blogger. I keep trying to persuade him to come back to the IndyCar blogosphere on a full-time basis, as he was when he was one of the many voices on More Front Wing. While he’s not ready to jump back in just yet, I do allow him to guest-blog here from time to time.

One thing Paul and I have in common is our love of useless minutiae when it comes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500. Today, Paul tackles a subject that I myself have been curious about for years; but never curious enough to actually research it. Paul did. – GP

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A Potential Race For This Past Weekend

Posted in IndyCar on March 26, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Take a good look at the photo below. It’s obviously a picture of a race track. Do you recognize it? The lush green hills might suggest that it’s a track in England, but it certainly doesn’t look like Silverstone or Brands Hatch. It’s not heavily wooded like Road America and there is no large body of water that close to Barber Motorsports Park. One thing is certain – it appears to be a very scenic venue.

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IndyCar Strikes Gold With NBC

Posted in IndyCar on March 23, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Unless you live under a rock, you know by now that NBC was the winner in the negotiations for the new IndyCar TV rights package. It is an exclusive three-year deal, which will see a total of eight races per year air on regular NBC, including the Indianapolis 500 along with coverage of Indianapolis 500 Qualifying. The remainder of the races will be carried on NBCSN. All races will be streamed on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com, assuming you can authenticate your cable provider. Ancillary programming will be carried on NBC Sports Gold – more on that later.

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